January 19, 2022
Weekly World News Update
Russian Threat Looms Large; Time Is Running Out on Iran Nuclear Talks; Houthi Militia Claims Aerial Attacks Against UAE; A Virtual Davos Agenda; Tonga Faces Volcano's Aftermath; Pegasus Hacks Revealed; European Parliament Has a New President
Russian Threat Looms Large


"U.S. and Russia to Hold Talks on Ukraine in Potential Sign 'Diplomacy Is Not Dead'" Julian Borger and Patrick Wintour -- The Guardian, January 18, 2022


"The Overstretched Superpower" Hal Brands -- Foreign Affairs, January 18, 2022

Time Is Running Out on Iran Nuclear Talks

"Iran's Vienna Gambit" Djavad Salehi-Isfahani -- Project Syndicate, January 18, 2022

"Bennett Warns: Israel Not Obligated By Vienna Talks" Lahav Harkov and Gil Hoffman -- The Jerusalem Post, January 10, 2022

"America Has Taken Its Eyes Off the Ball on Iran" David Andelman -- CNN, January 18, 2022

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Houthi Militia Claims Aerial Attacks Against UAE

"UAE 'Reserves Right to Retaliate' After Drone Attack on Abu Dhabi by Houthi Militia" Rory Reynolds -- The National News, January 17, 2022

"Yemen's Parallel War in Cyberspace" Robert Muggah -- Foreign Policy, January 6, 2022


"Deadly Drone Strikes on UAE Raise Gulf Tensions, Roil Oil Market" Mohammed Hatem, Dana Khraiche, and Zainab Fattah -- Bloomberg, January 17, 2022

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A Virtual Davos Agenda
"China's Xi Opposes Global Monetary Policy U-Turn In Davos Talk" CK Tan and Kiran Sharma -- Nikkei Asia, January 17, 2022



"The Davos Agenda" World Economic Forum, January 17, 2022
Tonga Faces Volcano's Aftermath
"Volcanic Eruption Devastates Tonga" Joshua McDonald -- The Diplomat, January 19, 2022

"An Island Nation Now Covered In Ash Now Worries About a COVID Intrusion" Damien Cave and Isabella Kwai -- New York Times, January 18, 2022

"Tonga's Volcano Blast Cut It Off From the World. Here's What It Will Take to Get It Reconnected" Chris Stokel-Walker -- MIT Technology Review, January 18, 2022


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A New Wave of Pegasus News
"Polish Leader Under Fire Over Pegasus Hack Scandal" Wojciech Kość -- Politico, January 18, 2022

"Journalists Probing Salvadoran Government Were Spied On Using Military-Grade Tech" Ari Shapiro, Miguel Macias, and Patrick Jarenwattananon -- NPR, January 13, 2022

"Israeli Police Used Pegasus Spyware on Citizens, Officials" Chloe Folmar -- The Hill, January 18, 2022

European Parliament Has a New President
"Who Is Roberta Metsola, the New President of the European Parliament?" Marina Strauss -- Deutsche Welle, January 18, 2022

"Metsola: EU Parliament Elects Youngest Ever President" Jessica Parker -- BBC News, January 18, 2022


Weekly World News Update is a collection of sources to help readers better understand what is happening around the world and the policy implications of these developments. Any opinions expressed in the above articles are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the World Affairs Councils of America, which takes no institutional positions on matters of policy.